In 1976 it was evident that the cross consisting of 25% Merino, 25% Ronderib Afrikaner and 50% SA Mutton Merino best fulfilled the requirements set for the new breed. It was decided to retain only this cross for further upgrading and development of the breed that is today known as the Afrino. On 5 February 1980, the Afrino Sheep Breeders’ Society was established at a meeting on the Carnarvon Experimental Station and breed standards for this new white woolled mutton breed were drawn up. Read more
An easy care, dual purpose breed that thrives in the harshest conditions and offers high net profits!
In Afrino sheep 80 % of income is generated through meat production and 20 % through wool production. The main selection objective is therefore to increase lifetime weight of lamb produced per ewe. Read more
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Grootfontein Agricultural Development Institute
Grootfontein College of Agriculture has a proud training and research history contributing to the prosperity of livestock farming in the Karoo and other arid regions.
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